Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common diseases in the developed world, and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. As there is no cure, many doctors assume they can do little for patients presenting with this distressing condition, but in fact, new pharmacological therapies giving symptomatic relief and management techniques such as pulmonary rehabilitation can greatly improve patients' quality of life. This book, written by a respiratory specialist in accessible Q and A format provides up-to-date, evidence-based information to enable the primary care practitioner to better understand and treat patients with COPD. It will provide authoritative information for family doctors, patients and their carers, in an attractive and easy to read presentation.
Includes useful information on websites, associations
Sections on patient's frequently asked questions
"This appealing book provides easy-to access, succinct answers to frequently asked questions. As such it should be useful to those health-care professionals primarily involved in the chronic management of patients with COPD."Hospital Medicine, September 2004
By David M. G. Halpin, MD, Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Department of Respiratory Medicine Exeter, UK
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